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MOL names world's largest FSRU

The world's largest FSRU owned by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has been named at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).

The 263,000 cu m MOL FSRU Challenger was named in Korea on Thursday. The FRSU is due to be delivered in October for deployment in Turkey where it is expected to start operations before the end of the year.

The vessel also has LNG re-shipment and gas transfer capabilities for the re-export of LNG and supply of gas to neighbouring countries.

“MOL is moving boldly into the LNG secondary transport and LNG fuel supply businesses in Asia and Central and South America regions where it anticipates rising demand for LNG,” the Japanese shipowner said.

“MOL will promote the FSRU business, which meets customer needs for diversified LNG procurement, as one of world's largest LNG carrier operators, the only Japanese FSRU owner and operator, and the only Japanese shipping company that owns and operate FSRU.”

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